Amazon Key is getting destroyed on social media

Amazon Prime members living in metro Detroit soon will be able to let Amazon delivery people into their homes to drop off packages when nobody's there.

"Once set-up is complete, receiving in-home delivery is as simple as a click: Customers select "in-home" while shopping and Amazon handles the rest".

Amazon Key launches in a number of cities in the USA, but if it's successful it's easy to see it coming to the UK.

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The service also allows customers to set the frequency and length of time for friends and family to access their home using the smart lock. Some customers think so after the online retailer announced its newest product today: "Amazon Key". The kit comes with an Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) and an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock provided by Kwiskset or Yale.

Need a package delivered while away from home?

While Amazon can direct its delivery employees to enter a home, the homeowner can control who else can come in when they aren't around. Note, only Prime-eligible items can be delivered in-home.

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In a move aimed at protecting packages from would-be thieves, Amazon is rolling out a security camera/smart lock bundle that would allow deliveries to be left inside the home. Amazon recently announced Hub, a locker-like system for apartment complexes, that provides another kind of secure package delivery that doesn't require giving a stranger access to your home. However, the added upfront cost may stop some from initially embracing Amazon Key.

Amazon Key, releasing November 8 in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the United States, starts at about $250.

But Amazon seems to be hoping that you won't give privacy a second thought here.

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